Ten years ago today, a U.S heavyweight who is best remembered these days for being the last man to defeat the mighty Wladimir Klitschko, scored one of his most ruthless and impressive wins. In Chicago, “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, defending his WBO heavyweight strap, annihilated troubled Pole Andrew Golota inside a single minute of action.
Some interesting facts about the fight:
31-year-old Brewster was sporting a 31-2 record and he was making the second defence of the WBO title he had won by stopping Klitschko in shocking fashion the previous April. Golota was 37-years-old and his record read 38-5-1. The shot at Brewster was generally seen as Golota’s last chance at winning a title and of him living up to his earlier potential. Continue reading
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The exclusive presentation will feature three decade fight trainer James “Lights Out” Gogue, former Light Heavyweight contender and current fight trainer “Iceman” John Scully, former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Montell Griffin, matchmaker Andy Nance, former WBO Heavyweight Champion “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, and fight trainer/color commentator Russ Anber!!
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Exclusive Interview With “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, Former WBO Heavyweight Champ And The Last Man To Defeat Wladimir Klitschko!
By James Slater: In compiling a fine 35-6(30) pro record, “Relentless” Lamon Brewster gave fight fans some incredible heavyweight fights. Lamon, who became WBO champ in 2004 (and defended the belt three times) is best known for his big upset stoppage win over the mighty Wladimir Klitschko. No fighter since has been able to do what Brewster did some eight years ago, and the Indianapolis warrior’s legend has certainly grown some as a result.
Here, in an interview I conducted over the phone with Lamon, I get a chance to ask Brewer about his key fights.
J.S: It’s great to be able to speak with you, Lamont. You had a great, exciting career, and you scored a number of KO’s – one over Wladimir Klitschko of course, and I’ll come to that later. But you were such a tough guy – who hit you the hardest in your career, amateur and pro? Continue reading